Gas fireplaces Bay Area are not hard to find. When you’re ready to make the leap from a wood-burning fireplace to one that operates totally off of gas, we are here to make it happen in a smooth and professional process.
What are some of the advantages of having a gas fireplace over a traditional wood-burning fireplace?
First, they are extremely convenient in comparison. No longer do you have to look for a place to purchase pre-split logs to fuel your wood-burning fireplace. You don’t have to chop down trees yourself, either. That eliminates time and gas wasted riding around looking for where to buy logs and back-breaking labor cutting your own.
Gas fireplaces are also convenient because they can be turned on with the flick of a switch. You don’t need to haul in logs from outside and lug them over to the fireplace. They are heavy, and putting them in the correct place for a fire to easily start in a fireplace is hard work. Then you have to spend time trying to light kindling for the fire to take hold. That means you might be saving back newspaper and phone books, or buying starter logs to help your fire get started. All that work is just for the fire to start. We haven’t even gotten to all you have to do to keep it going: adding logs, poking the fire back to life when it’s dying, cleaning out the ashes, etc.
Gas fireplaces stay on as long as you keep the switch on. They turn off when the switch goes off. It’s as simple as that.
Additionally, gas fireplaces are contained behind glass, so you don’t need to worry about children sticking their hands in to the fire and burning themselves as much. While you still should be diligent about children around any fire, no matter its source, gas fireplaces are a bit safer overall. They also help prevent the risk of a live ember flying out of the fireplace and into your home, which could start a fire where you don’t want it.
Finally, gas fireplace inserts don’t require a clunky stone or brick surround on the bottom. Many homes with wood-burning fireplaces have these, and they take up valuable space in a living room or den. They can also cause children harm with their sharp, hard edges that can cause injury if children fall onto them.
So check out gas fireplace Bay Area today to learn more about how we can help you create a more modern and safer design for a fireplace in your home.